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Also called USA 132 or Navstar 2R-1 or GPS 43


Designation 24876 / 97035A
Launch date 23 July 1997
Country of origin United States
Mission Navigation
Perigee/Apogee 20000 km
Inclination 55°
Period 714 min
Launch vehicle Delta 2 #245

Worth $43 million

This new GPS series has among advantages the ability to be launched into any of the required orbits on any day of the year with 60-day advanced scheduling. The GPS Block IIR has an estimated life span of 10 years and is equipped with advanced on-board computers to allow for in-flight software modifications.

This was the first DOD mission controlled from the 45th Space Wing's new Launch Control Center, located in the 1st SLS Operations Building.

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